Pushing, Pushing

09/5
2008

Comcast is appealing the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's August 1 order to stop throttling back file sharing traffic.  Even though they've announced monthly limits on bandwidth usage, they still want to try to set a precedent.  (And they certainly have the money to pay the lawyers.)

"We continue to recognize that the Commission has jurisdiction over Internet service providers and may regulate them in appropriate circumstances and in accordance with appropriate procedures.  However, we are compelled to appeal because we strongly believe that, in this particular case, the Commission’s action was legally inappropriate and its findings were not justified by the record."

In an election year where the big argument is about who's fit to lead, I'm not thinking the whole Net Neutrality thing's gonna get much play in Washington.

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